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New York Times, Friday, March 8, 1974

Author: Lois Donald
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Lois Donald has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1974, The New York TimesNo. 8,973
Across Down
1. English network : BBC
4. Tank town : BURG
8. Broad beans : FAVAS
13. Herd's home : LEA
14. At a distance : AFAR
15. Watershed : DIVIDE
16. Baseball star : OTT
17. French cook's word : ROTI
18. Peaceful : IRENIC
19. Wayfarers' ways : TREKS
21. Kind of gin : SLOE
23. U. S. ecology org. : EPA
24. Rent : TORN
25. Teetotaler's transport : WATERWAGON
28. Hapsburg name : OTTO
29. Gardner : ERLE
30. Nautical command : AVAST
31. Trouble : HOTWATER
33. Noxious weeds : TARES
34. Falstaff's princely friend : HAL
35. ___ judicium (trial by ordeal) : DEI
36. Warehouse : DEPOT
39. Disastrous defeat : WATERLOO
44. Papal vestment : ORALE
45. Again : ANEW
46. Concerning : INRE
48. Aquatic aid : WATERWINGS
50. Men's nicknames : NEDS
51. Beast of burden : ASS
52. Author Zona : GALE
53. Plume : EGRET
54. Combo component : GUITAR
56. Absent : AWAY
59. Western state: Abbr. : ORE
60. Puts up : ERECTS
61. Oxford adjunct : LACE
62. Rubber source : ULE
63. View again : RESEE
64. Get rid of : SHED
65. Beethoven's forte: Abbr. : SYM
1. Blind drunk : BLOTTO
2. Affiance : BETROTH
3. Wait on : CATERTO
4. Liquor locales : BARS
5. Science-fiction item : UFO
6. Bad guy : RAT
7. Strength of character : GRISTLE
8. Imbiber's intake : FIREWATER
9. Hail! : AVE
10. Vim : VINEGAR
11. Fatty : ADIPOSE
12. Cutting lines : SECANTS
15. Fashion name : DIOR
20. Opening for a young baseball fan : KNOTHOLE
22. Villain's glance : LEER
25. ___ or woe : WEAL
26. Archaic verb : ART
27. Profiting : AVAILING
32. Well-known building : WATERGATE
35. Moistens : DEWS
36. Queen mother, for one : DOWAGER
37. Typist's bane : ERASURE
38. Fall guys : PATSIES
39. Lamentation : WAIL
40. Toughens : ANNEALS
41. Doe in second year : TEG
42. Burdensome : ONEROUS
43. Hospital helper : ORDERLY
47. Regard : ESTEEM
49. Conflicts : WARS
53. Studied : EYED
55. Portico: Abbr. : TCE
57. Panda : WAH
58. Expert : ACE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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